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Roger Tsien
Tsien in 2008
BornRoger Yonchien Tsien (錢永健)
(1952-02-01)February 1, 1952
New York, New York, U.S.
DiedAugust 24, 2016(2016-08-24) (aged 64)
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.[1]
ResidenceSan Diego, California
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma mater
Doctoral advisorRichard Adrian
Known for
Notable awards
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tsien.
Roger Y. Tsien
Traditional Chinese 錢永健
Simplified Chinese 钱永健
This person won a Nobel Prize
Roger Yonchien Tsien (simplified Chinese: 钱永健; traditional Chinese: 錢永健; pinyin: Qián Yǒngjiàn; February 1, 1952 – August 24, 2016) was a Chinese-American biochemist. He was a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego.[7] He was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein with organic chemist Osamu Shimomura and neurobiologist Martin Chalfie.[8][9][10]


  1. "Roger Y. Tsien, chemist shared Nobel for tool to research Alzheimer's, dies at 64". The Washington Post. 31 August 2016. 
  2. Tsien, Roger Y. (1998). "The Green Fluorescent Protein". Annual Review of Biochemistry (Annual Reviews) 67 (1): 509–544. doi:10.1146/annurev.biochem.67.1.509 . PMID 9759496 . 
  3. Anon (2006). "Professor Roger Tsien ForMemRS". London: Royal Society.  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the website where:

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  4. "The Wolf Prize in Medicine in 2004 (detail)". 
  5. Anon (2016). "Roger Tsien EMBO Profile". Heidelberg: European Molecular Biology Organization. 
  6. "钱永健研水母发光盼助治癌 (Tsien hopes jellyfish fluorescence research can help cancer therapy)" (in zh). Lianhe Zaobao. October 3, 2008. .
  7. "Roger Tsien at UCSD Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry" (Official web page). UCSD. 2008. 
  8. "2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Laureates" (Official web page). The Nobel Foundation. October 8, 2008. 
  9. Tsien Nobel Prize lecture
  10. Tsien, Roger Y. (2010). "The 2009 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: Roger Y. Tsien, Chemistry 2008". Journal of Visualized Experiments (35). doi:10.3791/1575 . ISSN 1940-087X . PMC 3152217 . PMID 20072108 .  open access publication – free to read